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Playwright Production: MADNESS Fall Schedule 2017

Playwright Production: MADNESS Fall Schedule 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Photo by Daniel Winters.

Midnight Madness, the late night playwriting performance series, is back.

The weekly series of short plays written, cast and performed all in a single week is part of Ohio University’s Professional Playwriting Program, the work of graduate students showcased Friday nights at 11 p.m. in Kantner’s Hahne Theater. 

Madness is part of the practical-based portion of the MFA Playwriting Program consisting of the weekly, informal production of new work. It begins early in the week with a different writer from the program serving as the week’s producer. The producer selects the theme, style, or concept for the upcoming week’s production. Each writer must then write a short five-minute play based upon that theme, style or concept. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production presented before an audience.
Catch the next Madness — Friday, September 8, featuring the work of graduate playwright Philana Omorotionmwan.
Last week, families across Texas and Louisiana lost their homes to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Earlier in the month, millions of freshmen moved away from the only homes they’ve ever known. Responding to the prompt "There’s No Place Like Home," Omorotionmwan will present a new short play that asks the question, “what makes a place a home?”
Tickets are free and are distributed on a first-come first-served basis inside the lobby of Kantner Hall at 10 p.m. Performance starts at 11 p.m. Limited seating available. 
Madness Fall 2017 Schedule
Date Producer/Playwright
September 1  Natasha Smith
September 8 Philana Omorotionmwan
September 15 Inna Tsyrlin
September 22 Trip Venturella
September 29 Katherine Varga
October 13 Jordan Puckett
October 20 Liv Matthews
November 17 Jean Egdorf
December 1 Wild Card
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